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DusdaDusda is ashamed of this postSLC, UTRegistered User regular
Now I understand the potential problems this could bring (imagining the SE++ Youtube thread makes me wince a little), but would it be entirely out of the question to consider allowing users to embed YouTube/Justin.tv/etc content in their posts? Yes, one could just link to the video and all that, but it would be pretty cool to see G&T ops with game trailers displayed alongside screenshots. Embedding streaming content is seen everywhere else on the web except forums for some reason, so why not allow it?

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited October 2007
    I've seen youTube tags on a couple forums. Basically implemented by



    which is then converted to:
    <center><object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/VIDEOID"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/VIDEOID" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object></center>
    

    Or something similar. It doesn't preload under any of the main browsers unless you actually click on it, so doesn't adversely affect page loading any more than normal image stuff and unless I'm missing something in the way BBCode normally parses to avoid people attempting to play havoc, even fucking stuff up with it just creates a garbage youTube video link that just spawns their default 'error' video box.

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    DusdaDusda is ashamed of this post SLC, UTRegistered User regular
    edited October 2007
    I didn't give the actual implementation much thought. That would be incredibly simple to do.

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited October 2007
    The thing there is that it only works for youTube and nowhere else. Which... isn't really much of an issue for the most part I suppose, but *shrug* You'd have to make new tags for each content site that you wanted to support.

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    EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Oh sweet, let's make more 56k unfriendly threads! Awesome!

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    Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    Oh sweet, let's make more 56k unfriendly threads! Awesome!
    Err...
    Aroduc wrote: »
    ... It doesn't preload under any of the main browsers unless you actually click on it, so doesn't adversely affect page loading any more than normal image stuff ...
    Or was the problem the idea of random video threads as well as random picture threads?

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited October 2007
    Mr_Rose wrote: »
    EvilBadman wrote: »
    Oh sweet, let's make more 56k unfriendly threads! Awesome!
    Err...
    Aroduc wrote: »
    ... It doesn't preload under any of the main browsers unless you actually click on it, so doesn't adversely affect page loading any more than normal image stuff ...
    Or was the problem the idea of random video threads as well as random picture threads?

    Here.
    http://seiha.org/blerg.html

    Over a gig worth of videos embedded in a page. Let me know how long that takes to load.

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    Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Aroduc wrote: »
    Here.
    http://seiha.org/blerg.html

    Over a gig worth of videos embedded in a page. Let me know how long that takes to load.
    According to FasterFox, 0.922 seconds, and I don't even have it set to maximum.
    Or did you mean to stream all the video content? Because that would be no different than a page full of links to youtube pages only not as coherent.

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited October 2007
    My point was that embedding videos is no more bandwidth intensive than embedding pictures, which many threads are flooded with anyway.

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    Mr_RoseMr_Rose 83 Blue Ridge Protects the Holy Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Aroduc wrote: »
    My point was that embedding videos is no more bandwidth intensive than embedding pictures, which many threads are flooded with anyway.
    And I was agreeing with you?

    Yes, I'm pretty sure that's what I was doing...

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    AroducAroduc regular
    edited October 2007
    Well, FINE!
    Let's make out.

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    EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
    edited October 2007
    Mr_Rose wrote: »
    Aroduc wrote: »
    My point was that embedding videos is no more bandwidth intensive than embedding pictures, which many threads are flooded with anyway.
    And I was agreeing with you?

    Yes, I'm pretty sure that's what I was doing...

    If this is the case, I retract the earlier sarcasm.
    Three-way?

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